Sunshine in the Ganges : This shot was taken from Prinsep Ghat on the eastern bank of the River Hooghly.The lone boat was moving in the middle of the river and the sun rays was reflected from the waters of the river.Excellent view of the Howrah town could be had from across the river.
Some tidbits about the Hooghly river.
The Hooghly River is near about 260 kilometres long distributary of the Ganga or Ganges River in West Bengal, India. It splits from the Ganges as a canal in Murshidabad District at the Farakka Barrage.
The river provides perennial supply of water to the plain of West Bengal for irrigation and human & industry consumption. The river is navigable and the major transport system in the region with a huge traffic flow. The river is also polluted. For a long time, the Calcutta Port was the biggest port of India. Though in the past its significance had gone down, but recently it had again came up to the 3rd position in the list of Indian Ports. The fish from the river are important to the local economy.
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eldancer1 (30710) 2013-07-08 7:53
Beautiful composition. Shooting against the sun is difficult but you did a wonderful job with this photo. Good timing on getting the boat in the picture. Well done, tfs.
adramad (39770) 2013-07-08 8:01
Delicious composition in the Ganges, superb POV with this boat in the foreground, which gives even greater greatness to the river, perfect warmth of light and color.
Very good the management of brightness and optimum sharpness, nice color range contributes to the success of the image.
Have a good evening.
snunney (88246) 2013-07-08 8:07
Difficult to control the exposure in situations like this, but you have been reasonably successful here. The thing that makes the picture for me is the boat; it is well placed in the frame and contributes much to the atmosphere of the composition.
kato (11630) 2013-07-08 8:50
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm Ganges river dyed to gold color by sunlight and the traditional boat rowing the river as if timeless. It's good contrast with the greenery and houses of the opposite shore. And, the light projected to the river draws out a good effect.
pajaran (54114) 2013-07-08 8:58
Dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, moj cetitke na ulovljnom trenutku.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good text ...
Nice view and a moment ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, my congratulations for the captured moment.
All the best in the new week that started.
Nicou (127694) 2013-07-08 9:09
quel ciel et image quelle vue et compo fantastique image avec ce bateau et ce rayonnement quelle vue et compo sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
fds (8748) 2013-07-08 10:25
ciao caro amico mio farhat
che bell'immagine dorata hai trovato con quella barchetta in mezzo al mare
bella e poetica
rychem (26722) 2013-07-08 10:43
I like your composition very much, beautiful monochrome effect, great light
siudzi (34131) 2013-07-08 10:49
A true beauty! The golden mood of the scene is impressive and created an unique view. Love it! Perfectly taken with an excellent sense of the moment! TFS.
holmertz (43619) 2013-07-08 11:25
I am not sure if this is a golden tone or one of silver, but whatever it is this strange colour gives the photo a strong atmosphere. The lone boat is well placed and we can see the strong sunrays casting their bright reflections in the water. A very nice view.
Miguel82 (26196) 2013-07-08 11:32
Wonderful shot of Ganges delta, Hoogly river here
I like the light you captured in pre-mansoon season
and the fishermen boat
Noel_Byrne (26543) 2013-07-08 11:40
This is a strikingly beautiful image, your composition is superb with the little boat and the golden sunlight both placed perfectly in the scene. There is a very heavenly feel to the shot, which is very appropriate at this holy river.
All the best
nikkitta (16204) 2013-07-08 14:06
What a wonderful golden capture of the Ganges , it looks like gold, excellent light management of a true difficult situation
Also attractive composition with the single boat
Like it a lot, well done, congrats
jcpix (13726) 2013-07-08 15:40
Wonderfully atmospheric shot you have taken here, this is a beauty! The rays of sun shining down from the upper right corner give added life and are a nice bonus effect. It looks peaceful and calm, the warm tones set the stage for an agreeable moment rendered. Thanks for sharing this view. Very well done. Have a good day ahead.
All the best,
lousat (80995) 2013-07-08 15:56
Hi Farhat,a beautiful backlight whit the small boat on the right like the cherry on the cake,great light effect and warm colors in an excellent expousure,magnificent atmosphere too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
pierrefonds (59300) 2013-07-08 17:18
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The distance between the boat and the shore is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the détails and colours of the boat. Have a nice day.
Sonata11 (33526) 2013-07-08 19:32
beautiful picture of this place and the moment. Colors, fantastic light, sharpness, clarity, POV are fantastic. I like it a lot. Perfectly well done. Tfs.
mohammad_H (9696) 2013-07-09 0:20
Beautiful sunset reflected on the water, beautiful and interesting colors, bullets horizon, the boat, great views
all the best
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-07-09 0:45
A very delightful contrast, very impressive gold color of the sea..a very romantic place and a beautiful picture.Your notes are always very informative and exceptional!
my best compliments,
josepmarin (57841) 2013-07-09 2:08
a wonderful sunshine on the Ganges, I love these golden hues on the river waters, and the boat moving in the middle of a nice atmosphere.
The river bank landscape and the cloudy sky are a few beautiful elements in the composition, as well.
jhm (142780) 2013-07-09 4:20
Maybe with a tool of photo shop can these overexposure part become removes.
Notwithstanding a very well picture with these big river as subject together the boat as extra touch at the picture
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Composition and presentation are pleasant.
Very well done, TFS.
danos (89609) 2013-07-09 5:43
nice the 'golden hour' view of the scenery with the glittering on the Hooghly river to makes the image superb.I like the created environment with the boat on the foreground to completes perfect the image.
delpeoples (54425) 2013-07-09 5:51
Namaste dear Farhat
What a romantic and beautiful scene. The tranquillity is palpable. I love the golden tones on the water and in the sky. The position of the boat, to the right of the frame, balances the image perfectly. A lovely shot, nice work.
jacquest (18869) 2013-07-09 6:14
This is a well done backlight shot that has almost the texture of sepia. I like it very much.
ikeharel (61359) 2013-07-09 8:28
A marvelous river scenery under golden light.
Sun-rays shed light over beautifully, and the boat on right scaling distance accross.
Fine taken from chosen POV.
ourania (35009) 2013-07-09 10:03
a very lovely scene bathed in extraordinary light. There's superb sense of depth and there's great fascination in all the elements of the composition. I love the cold golden tint that has covered everything. You've played with the intensity of the light and the colour in a marvellous way. The sheen and sparkles on the water surface are very strong, very attractive and delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
kordinator (19838) 2013-07-09 13:22
Lovely scene and great depth of field.
Fantastic point of view and the atmosphere.
Nice minimalist work.
Great photo job.
Silvio1953 (128231) 2013-07-09 13:56
Ciao Farhat, fashinating sunshine with fantastic light and wonderful golden colors, lovely composition with nice boat, superb light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mirosu (15126) 2013-07-09 22:22
Superb photo in excellent light and nice light reflections. You´ve placed the boat to the side of the frame which really does strengthen things and creates excellent balance. The nice sky and sunrays add a nice hue to the scene. Well done.
Urs (14082) 2013-07-10 2:39
A golden sunset is nice but with the rowing boat it is perfect. Fine golden hues and high sharpness. well done
dino94 (822) 2013-07-10 5:37
what a great use of this beautiful hard to tame light.
The boat in the foreground, in opposition to the city in the background attenuated by atmospheric haze contours, gives a good idea of the breadth of what this majestic river Ganges, and exeptionnelle light magnifies its sacredness.
Kielia (24073) 2013-07-10 9:12
a very well composed image! You have placed this fascinating boat excellently in the frame. The light was really very difficult to handle but the result is quite reasonable (as already mentioned by Stephen). Thanks for sharing!
marabu61 (9205) 2013-07-10 23:54
A very attracive contrast between the traditional river boat and the modern city in the background, set in a pleasing golden light, beautifully reflected on the surface of the river.
A pity though that so many of India's rivers are so polluted.
have a good day
Cricri (110253) 2013-07-11 0:00
Belle atmosphère dans cette image, la brillance de l'eau, la présence du bateau et l'effet de la lumière qui est fantastique
mkamionka (31937) 2013-07-11 2:19
lovely scene, beautiful ight conditions and the effect especially on the water surface. Nice composition with the silhouette of the boat. I would just prefer slightly more natural colors.
jemaflor (88059) 2013-07-13 5:53
Nice light and golden tones, well composed with the boat in the right side, just a bit overexposed but difficult to take with this strong light.
clic (15760) 2013-07-13 6:19
This charming river of gold could be mistaken at first glance for a sepia toning, if it weren't of some dark-red rooftops!
Two eye-catchers: The sun spot creates a visual balance to the gondolier.
macjake (59902) 2013-07-18 15:14
Well, what can I say my friend!
another very cool and very beautiful scene.
even with the overly bright light on the left, it seems to work well with the dimmed light in all the other areas of the scene.
the fisherman and his boat steals the show for sure.
the atmosphere is A+
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-07-20 6:19
love the composition and the light in this pic.great texture to the frame with superb placement of the boat.
maloutim (9637) 2013-08-11 11:52
Lovely shot against the sun which gives a great mood to the place. I love the river being flooded by the sun and the little ship trying to get away from this impending fire :-)
Pity about the pollution, and yet the people eat the fish :-((
Thanks for sharing.
PiotrF (10562) 2013-09-12 11:33
Amazing shot of Ganges delta. I like your very good composition . Excellent colors, sharpness and clarity, so it's interesting and impressive. Interesting note. Very pleasant picture
PaulVDV (23949) 2014-09-12 23:48
A very atmospheric picture evoking a sense of nostalgia.
Very beautiful with the beams of light.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16813)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-11
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-08 6:58